2023 Burgers with Bruce Recap
April 2023

Post Chandler Owdom

Last month, nearly 200 bankers joined us for our Burgers with Bruce series. Each event included an industry update from VBA President and CEO Bruce Whitehurst followed by a “Leadership Dialogues” panel that consisted of bank CEOs and leaders from the VBA Emerging Bank Leaders Steering Committee. 

Thank You to the 2023 Panelists!

  • Richmond: Held at the VBA on April 11th

    • Tom Cherry, President & CEO, C&F Bank
    • Jennifer Willner, VP, Treasury Solutions Consultant, C&F Bank 
  • Abingdon: Held at The Martha Washington Inn & Spa on April 12th
    • Leton Harding, President & CEO, Powell Valley National Bank
    • Amy Mellinger, SVP, Human Resources & Marketing, Powell Valley National Bank
    • James Bowen, VP, Credit Admin, First Bank & Trust Company
  • Harrisonburg: Held at Capital Ale House on April 13th
    • Brian Plum, CEO & COO, Blue Ridge Bank
    • Dorothy Welch, Chief Experience Officer, Blue Ridge Bank
    • Jordan Dean, VP, Agribusiness & Commercial Banking Officer, Pendleton Community Bank
  • Roanoke: Held at 419 West on April 17th
    • Lyn Hayth, Vice Chair and CEO, Bank of Botetourt
    • Mary Ann Miller, First VP, Marketing Strategy & Business Development Officer, Bank of Botetourt
  • Northern Virginia: Held at MainStreet Bank on April 20th
    • Jeff Dick, Chairman, President & CEO, MainStreet Bank
    • Alex Vari, SVP, Chief Accounting Officer, MainStreet Bank
    • Darren Tully, Market President, Freedom Bank of Virginia
  • Suffolk: Held at TowneBank on April 21st
    • Lee Clark, SEVP, COO, TowneBank
    • Dale Schuurman, SVP, Managing Director, Blue Ridge Bank
    • Chrissy Peele, VP, Technology Governance Officer, TowneBank

Pictures from Burgers with Bruce